DURATION: 10 Days
Delegates will undertake 70 guided learning hours and sit the EAL NVQ Level 3 unit paper, which consists of various sections, a question section, a project section and practical troubleshooting sessions.
Delegates who have previously undertaken a five day Intermediate course, can apply to attend the second week and sit the exam.
The unit has a credit value of 10 towards the full qualification Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology.
• Recognise hardware and competently replace modules
• Operate the software to perform specific tasks
• Understand basic instruction set and make minor modifications to software
• Backup and restore a PLC program
• Perform basic system diagnostics
• Use manufacturers and/or distributors literature to select a suitable PLC for a given specified system
• Convert numbers between any of the number bases regularly used by PLC systems
• Calculate from scan time data the maximum and minimum response times of a PLC system to a specific input change
• Use manufacturers and distributors literature to investigate modular and rack type PLCs and compare their key characteristics
• Select a suitable input sensor for a given PLC application
• Connect correctly, typical examples of input and output devices to a PLC
• Draw up a detailed I/O assignment list for a specified PLC application
• Draw an electrical installation diagram showing input, output and power wiring for a simple PLC application
• Understand and describe the characteristics of input and output devices commonly used in PLC controlled systems
• Explain the typical input and output interface circuits found on PLCs
• Understand the use of NPN and PNP output solid-state sensors and how these are wired to sink and source PLC inputs
• Understand the methods of I/O addressing used on PLCs